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Dave
Post #46
Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:14am

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@hamsamwich - The good news is that we have time to let Weah grow & develop as a player. That said I'd still pencil him into any USMNT roster right now. Even if he isn't used as a starter for the USMNT, he'd be a viable option off the bench at any number of positions (LM, RM, & forward).
Besides his involvement will only help integrate him into the squad, and build chemistry with the rest of the attackers (Pulisic, Wood, Sargent, Jozy, Saief, etc....).

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #47
Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:41pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I would rather take Zardes over Jozy now.

navi8132
New York
Post #48
Tuesday August 14, 2018 11:02pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I would rather have Sargent or Weah starting as striker over Bobby Wood.

db707
Post #49
Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:33am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 664
Let's give Sargent and Weah some time to show what they can do this season. They're very promising, but it's still early in their development process. We don't have a competitive match until after the season is over, so if they're starter caliber based on their work this season, then it will sort itself out.

hamsamwich
Post #50
Wednesday August 15, 2018 10:42pm

Joined Oct 2013
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@db707- that's sort of where I'm at with this unique situation of actually having talented (not hyped) young players. These aren't Mix Diskerud or Julian Green. Well, maybe in isolation a few won't pan out but this is well above the Josh Perez going to a big club thing. Enjoying the rise of these players, maybe Weah, maybe not... but not overly judging unfinished products is the name of the game. Watch them add tools to their toolbox or make an existing skill set better. But there will be moments of immaturity and failure. These guys aren't a finished product Bedoya going to Nantes where what you see is exactly what you get.

The French league is pretty damn good and stocked with young athletic players, the perfect forum for young Tim Weah.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #51
Thursday August 16, 2018 7:21pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Original post from navi8132

I would rather have Sargent or Weah starting as striker over Bobby Wood.


Hmm... Don't know about that. Wood is still very talented. I have a feeling he will have a good year.

hamsamwich
Post #52
Friday August 17, 2018 12:15am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,691
Wood hasn't really had a chance much for country or club where he has midfielders and forwards who can pass alongside him on the field. Usually he is isolated having to do a lot on his own. Sargent and Weah we've gotten to see as players on the superior team for the most part. Bob Wood is relishing his chance to play with more than just Pulisic- can he stay healthy?

Weah on the other hand is fresh. He would like to challenge wood for a first team spot but it's a question of how the team will set up... they both could start in a 4-4-2 and it could work.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #53
Saturday August 18, 2018 3:41pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Weah with the start at striker today. Hopefully he continues his good form.

tjknowsall
Post #54
Saturday August 18, 2018 4:56pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 366
psg looks horrendous today. Neymar awful. di maria awful. weah not checking to the balls. they can't pass out of the back cant connect more than 4-5 passes wouldnt be surprised to see weah subbed out. not many chances but not doing much. ball fell to him at hte top of the box and he seemed to panic and cut back into pressure when he could have cut on his left out of pressure. his off the ball runs are nice, but psg just can't connect. really hope psg subs mabape in for neymar, because hes been so bad today but most likely it will be weah out at half time and if not him out by the 60th-65th min. He's young and hell get his chances but this was his big one before all the big boys are back. PSG fans are roasting him after this first half. But as a whole psg looks like a mid table team today very poor and if not for buffon and some help from the refs it could be 3-0 guingump

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #55
Sunday August 19, 2018 12:42am

Joined Jul 2012
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European Fans will always roast the American player before any other nationality.

Know Nothing
Post #56
Sunday August 19, 2018 5:33pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,409
Original post from 2tone

European Fans will always roast the American player before any other nationality.


It depends on the situation...for someone like Miazga yes since his development was done over here.

For Weah, it will be different because he came up through their academy. If anything, he will be roasted because he isn't his father before he gets roasted for being American.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #57
Sunday August 19, 2018 6:40pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,747
Original post from Know Nothing

It depends on the situation...for someone like Miazga yes since his development was done over here.

For Weah, it will be different because he came up through their academy. If anything, he will be roasted because he isn't his father before he gets roasted for being American.
. He is still an American and he was the first player fans started throwing stones at on social media yesterday.

navi8132
New York
Post #58
Sunday August 19, 2018 11:29pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,996
To be fair, if I was a PSG fan, I would be furious that Mbappe wasn't starting (for any reason....and if that reason is in part an 18 yo american, then yes I would be irritated with Weah too).

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